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How Do You Create A Fan Page On Facebook?

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How do you create a fan page on Facebook? It’s easy, or relatively easy, if you know a bit about source code.

Firstly, you can make a free custom fan page using something like Pagemodo, Wix, or Reverb Nation for music, but it has an ad for their site on the page, (which looks kind of nasty), and to get it removed, or to get more options, or to make more than one page, you have to pay a monthly fee which just isn’t worth it.

Here’s how you create a fan page on Facebook using HTML. Simply search for this app on Facebook: Static HTML: iFrame Tabs and install that on your page.

This gives you the option of putting source code for anything directly on your welcome page, and you even get to choose a secondary page, that people only see once they’ve clicked on the like button.

How to create a fan page on Facebook.

How To Create A Fan Page On Facebook Using HTML

If you are a complete beginner, then it’s probably not worth you reading the rest of this post, as you will probably mess it up, but you can hire me to make a Facebook welcome page for you, just send me a message at rowan@professionalsocialpromotion.com to discuss what you want on your fan page.

It starts at only fifty dollars, and that’s for a basic construction of a nice looking page out of various You Tube embed codes, photo URLs, Pay Pal button codes, and opt-in form codes.

I can do most things for that price, but I may also have to give you advice on how to find the photo URL, and how to get a Pay Pal button made up, and what the strategy should be, and all of that.

Anyway, getting back to the question at hand, which is: how do you create a fan page on Facebook?

Creating a Facebook Welcome Page Using HTML

Let’s start with the basic source code tags, that you will want to type out in an HTML editor like Aptana. That’s a great free piece of software, so make sure you download it, even if you get a better one later.

You will want the <HTML> tag on the first line, then maybe <HEAD> on the second, (if you want a header).

Then a <TITLE>How Do You Create A Fan Page On Facebook?</TITLE> on the third line, although you don’t actually need that.

I’ve just heard that it’s good to have all the usual HTML of a regular page, as some browsers like Internet Explorer don’t show pages unless they have certain things in the source code.

Close the header with a </HEAD> tag, and then start the body with a <BODY> tag.

On the next line, you might decide you want a You Tube video, or a photo, but you have to bear in mind that it should be no wider than 510 pixels, or it won’t fit into the iFrame properly.

If you want a You Tube video, get the embed code, and edit it so it’s 510 pixels wide. This fits nicely into the dimensions of the iFrame.

Now, you may want a photo of the same width. First, make sure your photo is uploaded to your server, or at least a server.

Then you get the URL of the photo. If you don’t know how to find that, try clicking on it and then clicking again until you reach the photo’s address, or right click on it, and select copy image location, or if you just uploaded it to your WordPress media files, then you should be able to work out how to find the photo URL.

The code for a photo looks like this: <img src=”http://photourl.com” width=”510 height=”350″/>.

If you want to move it around, try using the &nbsp: code, which acts like pressing the space bar.

If you want to make it a link, then use this code: <a href=”http://destinationurl.com”><img src=”http://photourl.com” width=”510″ height=”350″/></a>

I won’t go on anymore with the source code, but you copy that directly into the app, and then change the settings so that first-time visitors will see that when they arrive at your fan page, and there you have it.

How do you create a fan page on Facebook? You either learn how to write in HTML, or you hire someone like me to do it for you. I can put almost anything you want on the page, even make a mini-site within the iFrame. Just send me a message at rowan@professionalsocialpromotion.com to discuss.

 

Facebook Welcome Page Design

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A Facebook welcome page design can make or break your social media campaign, because studies show that over 90% of people who come to your page never actually return.

You have to capture their interest immediately, and convert them into a customer, a subscriber, or get them to download a free e-book.

There are many different ways to design a Facebook welcome page, you can use a “free” page builder like Pagemodo or Wix, but it’s only free if you go with the limited free option, which means having an ad for their site on your page.

In order to remove the ads and make more pages, you have to pay a monthly fee, and these Facebook welcome page designs don’t even include ways to add Pay Pal buttons or opt-in forms.

You are much better off making a Facebook welcome page using HTML, and if you don’t know how to write HTML, you can hire me to design it for you.

I don’t use fancy templates, I just write everything out in basic source code, meaning I put any photos, videos, payment buttons, or opt-in forms together on the page in a nice looking way.

I can even design a Facebook welcome page that extends into a mini-site, by making a little photo for a button that you click on, that leads to another page, all within the iFrame.

I can use image maps to make one part of a photo clickable, or pretty much anything you want.

There are two ways to get the welcome page tab on your Facebook page, you can either use an app like: Static HTML: iFrame Tab, or you can upload the HTML file to your server, using the Developers section of Facebook.

Facebook Welcome Page Design

Designing A Facebook Welcome Page

I can design a basic Facebook welcome page like that one I just linked to, starting at fifty dollars, if you have all the codes I need ready to put on the page.

For example, you should have the You Tube embed code, the photo URLs, and the Pay Pal button codes ready to send me in an email at rowan@professionalsocialpromotion.com.

Then, I will put them together by writing them out in an HTML editor, along with the codes that position them in the right places.

Facebook welcome page design is not as easy as it seems, as you need to know how to make it the right size, and how to move it into the right position, etc.

Making an app using the Developers section is particularly complicated, and you may also need my advice about what your strategy should be, like whether you should sell something, or give something away for free.

In order to get a good click-through rate on Facebook Ads, you probably need to offer some value, so a free e-book is sometimes the best way to get people to read whatever you have to tell them.

You can offer massive value by giving away the e-book for free, but within it, you have the link to your site, or affiliate links, or your contact details, etc.

I am not an expert at Facebook welcome page design, but I’m pretty good at it, and I’ve seen people charge ten times as much for the same service. Send me a message to talk about your business, and what you would like done, at rowan@professionalsocialpromotion.com.

 

 

Facebook Fan Page Design

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If you want a good Facebook fan page design, you can either learn how to do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or use one of the free page builders.

On this page, I will be explaining all of the different ways to design a professional Facebook fan page, starting out with the free options.

I have used Pagemodo to create one page, you can see it on the welcome page of Social Promotion Services, which isn’t too bad.

The major problem with Pagemodo is that you have to pay a monthly fee in order to get the ads removed, or to design more than one Facebook fan page.

I have looked into some other free options like Wix, but I found that their ads were even more tacky, and I wasn’t going to pay a monthly fee for them to host my Facebook fan page, when I could quite easily design one myself.

Facebook Fan Page Design

Facebook Fan Page Design
I have designed a number of high quality Facebook fan pages, (or I think they’re pretty good anyway), which I will show you below, and I will also explain how I did it, in case you want to build one yourself.

I start out with an HTML editor like Aptana, and then I add a few different codes like a You Tube video embed code, my photo URLs plus the code to add the photo: <img src=”photourl”>

I have found the easiest way to write spaces in HTML is by entering &nbsp; which I use to move the photos, videos, opt-in forms and Pay Pal buttons into the right positions.

I use Photoshop to make photos with text on them, and then I embed my link in the photo to make it live.

In order to embed a link in a photo, you should use this code: <a href=”yoururl”><img src=”photourl” width=”10″ height=10″></a>

You may also want to add: target=”new” just before the first >. This will make it open in a new window, or you may prefer to build a mini site, where people stay inside the iFrame, although this requires building multiple pages that fit within the dimensions of 510 pixels.

You save the html file after you’re happy with it, and upload it to a folder in your server’s public HTML.

Then, you have to rename the file index.html after you’ve uploaded it, or it won’t work. Sound complicated?

Anyway, if you made your file public on a URL on your site, you take that URL, and enter it into the canvas page settings when building an app in the Developer’s section of Facebook.

You also need a SSL certificate on your server so you can give them a safe https address as well. I’ve explained this in more detail in a Factoidz article I wrote recently: How To Create A Facebook Welcome Page.

My Facebook Fan Pages

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Here are a couple of examples of pages that I have built recently for myself, advertising this site.

Welcome Page is a pretty good one, if I do say so myself. It’s got the You Tube video, the attractive looking text, and a link to this site, which opens in a new window.

Also on that page is a few tabs with different options. For example, if you click on the Facebook Page Likes tab, you can buy two hundred and fifty Facebook likes through the Pay Pal button on that page.

If you click on Buy Welcome Page, you are redirected to the page on this site called Facebook Welcome Page.

The image above is the one I use on my other page: Affordable Social Media Marketing Services.

I didn’t put a Pay Pal button on the pages to do with the Facebook fan page design, because I have to talk to people first, in order to work out what they want, and give them an estimate of how much it will cost to build.

If you want me to design a Facebook fan page for you, send me a message at rowan@professionalsocialpromotion.com. I can do you a basic Facebook fan page design similar to the ones you just saw, starting at fifty dollars.

Buy Facebook Likes

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You can buy Facebook likes cheaply, easily, and safely, right here on Professional Social Promotion.

The prices start at ten dollars for two hundred and fifty, or four cents each, although I usually give you more than that, and you can talk to me about a better deal for a bulk order.

Just send me a message at rowan@professionalsocialpromotion.com to discuss how many you want, I can probably fill orders of up to ten thousand.

The likes are random people, but they aren’t fake by any means, just ordinary people with Facebook pages, liking your page in exchange for a like in return.

 

Facebook Likes

Before You Buy Facebook Likes

There are a few things you should know before you buy Facebook page likes from the payment page.

Random likes are good for getting traffic, because anyone who likes your page will see the updates to your wall, particularly if they are engaging photos, videos, polls, or questions, but they are good for a few other  reasons as well.

When a lot of people like your page, it generally improves the ranking of that page in a Facebook search, which is only really helpful if people are searching for the title of your page on Facebook.

It’s hard to do keyword research for Facebook, but you can get some idea of what people are searching for generally from the Google keyword tool, and this is the second thing to consider.

Facebook pages are ranking a lot higher in Google these days, and may even be easier to rank than your own site, if you can make a viral page, get thousands of likes, or encourage people to share or link to your page.

For example, on the first page of the Google search: God, the number nine result is a Twitter profile, and on the third or fourth page of results is a Facebook page called God.

Think of how many people would search down to the tenth page of results on that search, and you get the picture. It’s well worthwhile to think about the search volumes of the phrase you choose for your title, and then try to get the exact match username.

For example, if your Facebook page was called Page Likes, you would want to try to get the username facebook.com/pagelikes. I managed to get pagelikes1, which may or may not be as good, I don’t know.

How To Encourage Natural Facebook Likes

Facebook Welcome Page
In order to encourage people to naturally give you Facebook likes, they first have to see your Facebook page.

I put this banner for my Facebook page: Welcome Page on every page of my other main site, and I put a banner ad for it on every page of this site.

I may even try a pay per click advertising campaign, to see if I can make a profit with it.

If you’re interested, I can make you a custom Facebook welcome page with a You Tube video, photos, payment buttons, opt-in forms, navigation, or whatever you want, starting at fifty dollars for a basic model.

Having an attractive Facebook welcome page is like having a sales page, and it can be a sales page. Your main aim should be to get them to buy the product, or sign up to your email list, because Facebook likes are not quite as effective as email subscribers for converting into sales.

I have done You Tube videos, blog posts, articles, and I link from the home page of this site to a Facebook page, and I also cross link my Facebook pages to each other, which all helps them rank higher on Google and Facebook, and gets them more traffic.

Traffic usually results in Facebook likes, so long as your page looks good, and is interesting and engaging. Again, you can buy Facebook likes from the payment page: Facebook Page Likes, or you can get a Facebook Welcome page from the other page I just linked to.

Check out the home page of this site and other blog posts on this blog for more information about Facebook, Facebook likes, and social media marketing generally.